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for the underdog team, featured in the movie "money ball." jim axelrod spoke with its manager, who broke the mold on thousand be a winning ball club. >> reporter: they are the poorest team in major league baseball. with a roster stocked with rookies and low-paid veterans, the oakland a's were pegged to finish last in their division. >> most people i think predicted that we would lose not only 100, maybe 110. so this has been satisfying. >> reporter: instead, they finished first. if what general manager billy beane has done sounds like a hollywood story, well, it already was. >> the problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams and there are poor teams. then there's 50 feet of crap. and then there's us. >> reporter: brad pitt played beane in "money ball." it's a david and goliath tale of a gm with a small budget for salaries outthinking everyone else using a statistical formula to find winners among baseball's discards. you have to find undervalued players. >> you essentially have to have players whose performance is better than what we're paying them. >> reporter: beane's calculation
mayor jim ruane were upset about the state public utilities commission asking to suspend hearings over pg&e's penalties and pipeline upgrade costs for a month. >>> saint andrew catholic church in daly city plans to have grief counselors available after a 6-year-old girl was killed in a church parking lot saturday morning. danielle from daly city was one of three people hit by a minivan in the parking lot. she died at the hospital. daly city police are investigating the death. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors will decide tomorrow if suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi will keep his job. he was charged with official misconduct and and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic abuse case. it will take a "yes" vote by 9 of 11 supervisors to remove him. >>> the 39th annual safeway world championship pumpkin weigh-off is this morning in half moon bay vying for the world's record and a $25,000 prize for the world's first one ton pumpkin. we'll give you a live look coming up at 6:00. >> it would take a crane to get that baby in there. >>> an action packed weekend of events in the bay area
and we'll hear from him at the top of the hour. jim axelrod has the story of one team's return to postseason play. jim, good morning. >> good morning, nora. the a's are back in the bay area to take on the detroit tigers. the a's are down 2-0 in this best-of-five playoff series. but they've already beat some long odds to be in the postseason at all. they are the poorest team in major league baseball. with a roster stocked with rookies and low-paid veterans pulled off the junk heap. the oakland a's were pegged to finish last in their division. instead -- >> ball game! >> reporter: -- they finished first. >> most people, i think, now we'd lose 100, maybe 110. so this has been satisfying. >> reporter: if what general manager billy beanehas done sounds like a hollywood story, it already was. >> the problem we're trying to solve is that there are rich teams and there are poor teams. then there's 50 feet of crap. and then there's us. >> reporter: brad pitt played beane in "moneyball." based on a best-selling book, it's a tale of a gm with a small budget for salaries, outthinking every
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